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Swarco Parking Guidance System Bergisch- Gladbach (D)


The starting point

The city of Bergisch-Gladbach, with its 110.000 citizens, is located approx. 10 km eastwards of Köln.

A new dynamic Parking Guidance System was installed, in order to achieve a more efficient usage of the existing parking facilities in the city.

The SWARCO SolutionSwarco parking guidance

8 Parking facilities are integrated in the new dynamic Parking Guidance System. A special feature is the open parking facility called Schnabelsmühle, in which the entering and leaving cars are detected via Video technology.

at a total of 29 Variable Message Signs (VMS). Among these VMS, there are also 5 VMS with 2-line information displays, which can show information about local events or similar. The VMS are equipped with LCD-displays, backlighted by energy- saving LED-technology.

The Parking Guidance Computer was realized as a „Software as a Service“ Solution. SWARCO hosts and operates the server in their computer center. The employees of the City of Bergisch- Gladbach can connect to the system and work with it after logging in with user name and password. A Parking Guidance Server on-site is not needed.

The data transmission between the Parking Guidance Computer, the connected VMS and the parking facilities is executed via mobile GPRS communication.

Key facts

Customer: City of Bergisch Gladbach (D)

Scope of work: 29 VMS-locations in LCD-Technique, data collecting in 8 parking facilities, data transmission via GPRS, virtual Parking Guidance Server as „Software as a Service“


SWARCO – the Austrian-based traffic technology corporation of Tyrolean entrepreneur Manfred Swarovski – is an international group providing the complete range of products, systems, services and solutions for road safety and intelligent traffic management. With almost five decades of experience in the industry, SWARCO supports the growing mobility needs of society with turnkey systems and solutions in road marking, urban and interurban traffic control, parking, public transport, detection, infomobility and energy-efficient, LED-based signaling and lighting technology. The Group consists of roughly 80 companies in 24 countries with a total staff of almost 2700 employees and annual revenues of almost half a billion Euro.

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